Orthopaedic, or orthopedic shoes adhere to the guidelines established by the Pedorthic Association of Canada. However, it's crucial to note that the definition of orthopaedic shoes might differ based on your insurance policy. To clarify, we recommend reaching out to your insurance company to confirm which types of orthopaedic footwear they cover.
Types of Covered Footwear:
- Off the shelf or stock orthopedic shoes.
- Modified orthopaedic shoes (these modifications are permanent).
- Custom-made shoes (please note that we do not carry custom-made options).
How do I know which shoes I’m covered for?
It's important to understand that each insurance company and policy has distinct guidelines. A shoe covered by one policy may not be eligible under another. To determine if your prescribed shoe is eligible, contact your insurance provider and provide them with the make and model information.
What brands of Orthopaedic Shoes do we carry?
We carry the following brands:
- Anodyne - Apis
- Finn Comfort - Portofino - Orthofeet
Please note not all shoes on each of the site are available in Canada. For a list of the most popular shoes that we carry, click here.
Can you bill directly for orthopaedic shoes?
Some insurance companies and plans permit us to bill them directly for your orthopaedic shoes. To get detailed information about your plan, we recommend contacting your insurance company.
Why are orthopaedic shoes so expensive?
Orthopedic shoes are valued for their structural integrity and stability. They feature firm heel counters and excellent torsional stability. Moreover, orthopaedic shoes come in at least three different widths and can accommodate larger sizes.
Dealing with wide feet
If you struggle to find well-fitting shoes due to having wider feet, don't hesitate to give us a call. We have access to shoes in widths up to 6E, and they are not just functional but also aesthetically appealing. While we may not have every width in stock, scheduling a fitting appointment will enable us to measure your feet accurately and present you with ordering options.
Which style of orthopedic shoe is best for you?
We offer a diverse selection of footwear that accommodates various widths, ensuring a comfortable fit. Our range includes orthopedic shoes, comfort shoes, sandals, and running shoes. We can accommodate widths up to 6E in certain brands and offer a wide variety of wide-fitting options.
Is there a difference between orthopaedic and orthopedic shoes?
Both terms refer to the same product and the spelling is used interchangeably. Orthopedic is typically used in American spelling while "orthopaedic" is typically the more academic, British spelling.
We have a wide variety of footwear that will accommodate your Custom Orthotics.